Parietal lobe
Part of the brain, specifically the section of the cerebral hemisphere that lies beneath the parietal bone, the main side bone of the skull. The word "parietal" comes from the Latin "parietalis" meaning "belonging to the wall."

* * *

parietal lobe n the middle division of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated behind the central sulcus, above the sylvian fissure, and in front of the parieto-occipital sulcus and that contains an area concerned with bodily sensations

* * *

one of the major divisions of each cerebral hemisphere (see cerebrum), lying behind the frontal lobe, above the temporal lobe, and in front of the occipital lobe. It is thus beneath the crown of the skull. It contains the sensory cortex and association area.

* * *

the upper central lobe of the pallium; see lobus parietalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • parietal lobe — n. the part of each hemisphere of the brain between the frontal and the occipital lobes: see SKULL …   English World dictionary

  • Parietal lobe — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = lobus parietalis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 822 MapPos = MapCaption = Principal fissures and lobes of the cerebrum viewed laterally. (Parietal Lobe is shown in yellow) Caption2 = Lateral surface of left… …   Wikipedia

  • parietal lobe — noun that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head • Syn: ↑parietal cortex • Hypernyms: ↑lobe • Part Holonyms: ↑cerebral cortex, ↑cerebral mantle, ↑pallium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • parietal lobe — one of the major divisions of each cerebral hemisphere (see cerebrum), lying behind the frontal lobe, above the temporal lobe, and in front of the occipital lobe. It is thus beneath the crown of the skull. It contains the sensory cortex and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parietal lobe — pari′etal lobe n. anat. the middle part of each cerebral hemisphere behind the central sulcus • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • parietal lobe — /pəˈraɪətl loʊb/ (say puh ruyuhtl lohb) noun the middle lobe of the cerebrum …   Australian English dictionary

  • parietal lobe — noun Date: circa 1889 the middle division of each cerebral hemisphere that contains an area concerned with bodily sensations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parietal lobe — Anat. the middle part of each cerebral hemisphere behind the central sulcus. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • parietal lobe — noun /pəˈraɪətəl ˌloʊb/ One of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain …   Wiktionary

  • parietal lobe — noun either of the paired lobes of the brain at the top of the head …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”